There are some places where we think it’d be really fun to spend the night. IKEA, for example. But for every place where we think it’d be fun to spend the night, we can list about half a dozen places where we think it’d be less fun to spend the night. One of the world’s highest gondolas, in high winds, after cables have become tangled is the type of sleepover destination that, if we’re being honest, we’d prefer to avoid.
Last night, 33 people were trapped overnight in the Vallée Blanche gondola’s cabins. While 65 of the lift’s 110 passengers were able to be evacuated relatively quickly, with 12 more being rescued overnight, 33 had to wait till this morning to be airlifted out via helicopter. The rescue operation has been a collaborative effort between teams from Switzerland, France, and Italy.